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Product Buyers Guide: Curved Stairlift Installation Process

Oct 5, 2022 | Buyers Guide

About Harmar Dealers and The Support Team

Most Harmar dealers and installers are LiftSquad-certified.

LiftSquad is a team of seasoned, professional installers who take classes to obtain and maintain certification in Harmar products and installations. They take an oath to make safety their number one priority, respect and protect your personal property and must pass background checks. You can find LiftSquad-trained dealers on the dealer locator at Harmar.com.

Learn more about the LiftSquad Promise here.

What You Can Expect before Installation

Curved stairlifts can be more involved, compared to straight stairlifts, due to their custom design and potentially intricate rails. So, the installation time varies based on size and complexity, but can typically take about three hours to complete.

The Day of Your Curved Stairlift Installation

Curved stairlift installations usually require two to three people. This team will arrive at your home and begin the process by ensuring all the materials and tools are accounted for so they can begin the process.

The next step is to place the stair supports for the lift on your steps based on the installation drawing provided by your stairlift’s manufacturer.

Once the stair supports are in place, the rail is pieced together, starting from the bottom, up. To ensure everything is in place, the installer will tighten just enough screws, which also helps to support the rail.

The battery is then installed along with the chassis, which will be tested by the team in your home to ensure you will have a smooth, quiet ride up and down your rail.

Next, the lift’s rail supports will be secured to the stairs – please note that stairlifts do not require rail supports to be drilled into every step, preserving a number of your stairs from any drilling.

Chair Lift Checklists

Your installers will rundown a checklist to be sure the lift is ready for use and conduct a security sweep around the lift and stairs. Then, your installer will help you learn how to correctly operate the lift. Harmar’s LiftSquad-certified dealers and installers promise to provide training to make sure you and your loved ones are confident with using the new lift.

Learn More about Curved Stairlifts

Harmar’s Helix curved stairlifts are optimal choices for home with curved, sweeping, or stairs with landings. Learn more about Harmar’s Helix here.

Interested in learning more?

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